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Life Grp Q’s
John 16:16-33 CSB
Has God ever brought joy out of your sorrow? When?
In the message this week, was there anything that particularly caught your attention, challenged or confused you?
Read Romans 5:1-5 and James 1:2-4
-In your own words, describe the process through which God turns affliction into hope (eg, how does affliction produce endurance, etc?)
-What are the potential challenges/obstacles at each step in this process, and how are they overcome?
What do the following verses teach us about turning affliction into joy?
-1 Peter 3:14
-1 Peter 5:10
-2 Corinthians 4:17
How could the promise of persecution and joy change your prayer life?
What current pain or sorrow will you entrust to Jesus to be transformed into joy?
Main Point: Jesus promises us abiding joy, as we walk with him through pain and sorrow.
1. Joy through ____________________________ John 16:16-22, Romans 5:1-5
Rejoice! Jesus is transforming things which bring you pain into avenues which bring you his joy.
2. Joy through _____________________________ John 16:23-28, 1 John 5:14-15
Rejoice! Jesus’ blood has opened lines of intimate communication between you and the Father, and he hears you!
3. Joy through ___________________________________ John 16:29-33
Rejoice! You are victorious because of your spiritual position in Christ!
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